Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Victoria Coleman is a nanny in New York City in 1870, a time when being pregnant without marriage was a no no, but she is just that. Raped by her friend’s husband, she is now in a very difficult situation, to say the least. When her pregnancy is discovered by the wife of the little girl, she takes care of, her life and that of her child are threatened.
Mildred Thomas will do whatever she has to ensure that no other child inherits their wealth. Even when her husband and Victoria tell her he is not the baby’s father, it goes in one ear and out the other. There is no convincing her and David Thomas gives Victoria a letter of introduction to Mrs. Emily Johnson the owner of Brides for the West. Victoria’s only hope is to find a husband and hope that he will accept her as well as her unborn child.
Andrew Mayfield is a farmer with a two-year-old daughter who lost his wife and son six months ago in childbirth and he is willing to take Victoria who he believes is a widow as his wife. Torn between admitting she is pregnant and hoping that she can get him to fall in love with her before he finds out she keeps to her lies.
It doesn’t take long before Victoria falls in love with Andrew and his little girl who she loves like her own but what will happen when she finally reveals her lies? Then her worst nightmare comes true when Mildred shows up in Golden City determined to put an end to Victoria’s life and that of her child.
This is where I will stop explaining what happens, whether Victoria admits her lies and whether Andrew still accepts her and what nefarious plans Mildred has for her. If you have read Ms. Woolf’s books, then you know you are in for a fast and wonderful story if you haven’t then I would strongly recommend starting.